The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 823 852 838
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 50 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.033% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.035% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 20
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £39,000 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 35 £52,500 +16.66% 5
London +40 19 £65,000 +8.33% 2
City of London +10 12 £65,000 +26.82% 2
South West - 6 £52,500 - 1
Bristol - 6 £52,500 - 1
South East -18 4 £41,250 -5.71% 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
Hampshire -17 3 £42,500 -2.85%
Southampton - 3 £42,500 -
Scotland +8 2 £40,000 -
East of England -14 2 - - 1
Essex -24 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Worthing - 1 £29,025 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) Java
3 35 (47.95%) Performance Testing
4 28 (38.36%) LoadRunner
5 24 (32.88%) Test Strategy
6 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
7 20 (27.40%) Selenium
7 20 (27.40%) HP
7 20 (27.40%) Scrum
7 20 (27.40%) C#
7 20 (27.40%) UNIX
8 18 (24.66%) SQL
9 17 (23.29%) C++
9 17 (23.29%) WebDriver
10 16 (21.92%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
10 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
10 16 (21.92%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (20.55%) Python
11 15 (20.55%) QA
11 15 (20.55%) Retail
11 15 (20.55%) Ruby
12 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
12 13 (17.81%) Banking
12 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
12 13 (17.81%) SpecFlow
12 13 (17.81%) SAP
13 11 (15.07%) TDD
14 10 (13.70%) Groovy
14 10 (13.70%) TestNG

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) LoadRunner
2 20 (27.40%) Selenium
3 17 (23.29%) WebDriver
4 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
4 16 (21.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (17.81%) SpecFlow
6 10 (13.70%) TestNG
6 10 (13.70%) JUnit
7 8 (10.96%) Eclipse
7 8 (10.96%) NUnit
8 7 (9.59%) Hudson
8 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
8 7 (9.59%) TeamCity
9 6 (8.22%) Facilita Forecast
10 5 (6.85%) Calabash
10 5 (6.85%) Appium
10 5 (6.85%) JMeter
10 5 (6.85%) JIRA
10 5 (6.85%) Maven
11 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.55%) Retail
2 13 (17.81%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Finance
4 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Open Source
2 3 (4.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Social Media
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) UNIX
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.95%) Performance Testing
3 24 (32.88%) Test Strategy
4 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
5 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.07%) TDD
8 10 (13.70%) Automation Testing
9 9 (12.33%) BDD
9 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Validation
10 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.59%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (6.85%) OO
14 4 (5.48%) Security Testing
14 4 (5.48%) Project Management
14 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) C#
3 18 (24.66%) SQL
4 17 (23.29%) C++
5 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
6 15 (20.55%) Python
6 15 (20.55%) Ruby
7 10 (13.70%) Groovy
8 9 (12.33%) Perl
9 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.11%) C
11 2 (2.74%) VBScript
12 1 (1.37%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) ISEB
2 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (4.11%) VCP4
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) HP
2 13 (17.81%) SAP
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Compuware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27250.00 - £30800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago